Do you want to make free calls, long distance phone calls, even international calls? Now free call is available with many instant messaging apps. In another guide, we demonstrated how to make free video calls and voice calls using WeChat on iPhone. Today, we will introduce another similar free chat app, the Facebook Messenger, with its free call feature you can make use of to call anyone who is also using the app.
How to Make Free Calls with Facebook Messenger on iPhone?
You have to download Facebook Messenger from Apple App store if not yet. With FB Messenger, you can reach the people in your life instantly without any charge. It is free to download and use. Being an instant messaging app, Messenger is just like texting, but you don’t have to pay for every message. You can also make free calls using Messenger. Messages and calls are free over Wi-Fi. Otherwise, it works with your data plan, standard data charges apply. Do not worry, audio sent and received through Facebook messenger does not take up much bandwidth. You can make unlimited free calls, even with people in other countries. To do that, run Messenger on your iPhone. Switch to the People tab from the bottom of FB Messenger app.
From your contact list, choose the contact or person you like to chat with, you will then open the conversation with this selected person. There will be a call icon from the top right corner of this window. Tap on it to call the person through Messenger.
Messenger Free Calls Extra Tips
You do not have to be using an iPhone, nor does the one you call have to be using iPhone. Any smartphones that can run Facebook Messenger app will be able to make free calls through it, such as many of those Android smartphones, like Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, Sony, Lenovo, Xiaomi, Huawei, etc. If you are using other instant messenger on mobile, you can also refer to this guide to make free calls on mobile phone using WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber and more.
If you call someone using iPhone through Messenger, he or she will get a notification about the incoming call. The iPhone user has to slide to unlock screen and open the Messenger app to receive your call. If you are calling someone who is using Messenger on Android smartphone, he or she will get an incoming call screen, very similar to the default phone calls or phone app on Android.
Facebook Messenger can not only help you text anyone for free through both text messages or voice messages, make free phone calls, it can also help you send and receive photos and videos for free. If you lost your chats and files in Messenger, you can refer to this guide to recover lost messages and files from Messenger on iPhone.